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    Star Trek the Motion Picture "V'ger" engine model miniature. (Paramount, 1979) Vintage original "V'ger" engine filming scale model miniature built by Apogee, Inc., under the supervision of Academy Award-winning visual effects wizards Grant McCune and John Dykstra. V'ger was a mysterious and immensely powerful cloud-shrouded alien entity, which is eventually revealed to be Earth's lost 20th-century space probe Voyager. Centuries past, it had been found by an ancient race of living machines that upgraded the probe giving it consciousness. Continuing on its journey, the probe gathers so much knowledge it achieves unlimited power and begins a return trip to Earth in search of its "creator". This portion of the spectacular filming miniature characterizes the multi-faceted, kaleidoscopic nature of V'ger (designed by visual futurist Syd Mead). Measuring 50.5 in. diameter by 10 in. deep, the engine is constructed of cast resin elements, vacuum form pieces, wire, metal, neon glass and other media over wood substructure. The transparent components appear to emit light when backlit from within, providing an eerie stained-glass effect. The central core of the engine is a sculpted and cast resin cratered dome framed by a series of geometric string art-like patterns sealed under fiberglass coat. Expertly studio painted primarily in blue and black tones with special vein-like detailing on transparent paneling. Retaining some wiring and electronics but clipped and untested. Exhibiting wear, paint chipping, rubbing, and some missing elements. With its eerie glow, this large model had been a dramatic wall mounted display in the studio of the original model-maker collector. An impressive and large piece of one of the Star Trek Universe's most memorable and grand spaceships. This piece has been in the collection of an Apogee employee since the film wrapped and has never been offered for sale. In vintage good condition.

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